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: yeah. that's an interesting -- what do you think, congressman? >> i think wayne lapierre is going to revoke your nra membership for that. but i think you make a very good point, which is the requirements that we have for so many other things we don't apply to guns. the gun industry is treated very differently -- >> stephanie: just look at the seat belt laws, all of that stuff -- it just is incredible where people think you can't have any regulation on guns who's only purpose is to kill right? >> well, yes. well it's also for sport -- >> stephanie: well that's usually killing something. >> or target practice. >> people go for target practice, but you make an interesting point about the way we treat guns differently than other things that are far less dangerous, but now it is just such a struggle to get universal background checks that that's where we ought to put our focus. >> stephanie: you are right. nothing is always -- what does the president always say, let perfect be the enemy of good. this is where we have gotten the bar so low that we go okay if we can
. >> exactly, including gun owners. wayne lapierre doesn't speak for these people. he speaks for the manufacturers, the only people to profit since newtown. this is why lindsay graham has been going after chuck hagel, not because he has any moral core beliefs about chuck hagel being bad. lindsay graham is doing this because he knows the tea party dispieses him. >> these people do know the president can't just strike something down in the constitution. >> stephanie: i know. jeff in iowa writes steph back in the '90s the nra supported background checks and then the brady law was passed and the gun industry complained about slumping gun sales so the nra decided they are now opposed to background checks. thank you, jeff. [ applause ] >> they want a national database of mentally ill people but not of gun owners and show id when you vote, but not when you buy a weapon. >> stephanie: exactly. nra president convicted of shooting. david keane bragged this week that his pro-gun agenda would work because guns were cool his son was accused in december 2002 for shoot
there is so much going on with wayne lapierre and the chuck hagel punching bag yesterday. but you published some great pieces about the immigration debate. and you nailed about it what the different factions are, what they are fighting for and why they are doing it? it lays out who is doing what and why. can you expand a bit on that for us. >> sure. and just by way of background, i myself am an immigrant. so it is an issue near and dear to my heart. we're seeing here -- the really big issue is demographics. republicans have no interest in doing anything to help any brown person at all. some quick stats. next presidential election 2016, the non-white share of the vote will be 2% higher than it was last year. so instead of obama winning by a 3.9%, he would have won by 5.3% everything else being equal, just demographic vote. every one -- 100,000 americans die. and they are not going to win a national election unless they can make inroads into the latino vote. so you have basically three groups. i would say people who actually care about immigration reform and making sure we d
'm a shooter and an nra member and i think wayne lapierre is a bean bag and he doesn't speak for me. [ laughter ] >> wow. >> caller: but i'm just a little concerned, i think the message that the nra people are trying to get across is they think the second amendment should be preserved and protected. and because we do in our united states code a thing about the unorganized militia and i think it's still needed. can you imagine something like the great depression [ inaudible ] all at once, i mean right now with the way the violent nature of our society is. >> stephanie: uh-huh. >> caller: the gangsteres are armed and ready to take whatever we have. >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: go ahead. >> stephanie: no go ahead. finish what you were saying sorry. >> caller: well, i just think that -- you know, for us people that -- that want to maybe go out and help during times of crisis that are called up we should have high-quality weapons. >> stephanie: right, but there's a big leap from slingshots and bows and arrows to military-style assault weapons don't you think? >> c
there are these horrific tragedies like newtown, gun sales go up. >> stephanie: yeah we were saying that wayne lapierre does not even speak for nra members he speaks for the gun-buying lobby. 61% of americans want stricter gun control laws. did you see that sandy hook parent -- >> oh, yesterday he was testifying before -- >> stephanie: oh. holding the picture and crying. how are you a human and not -- and he was talking about banning assault weapons. how horrific was that to have to listen to him talk about the specific injuries his son suffered, and how he died and you know -- literally it's just heart breaking. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: oh another edition of you are not helping. >> okay. >> stephanie: idaho lawmakers force all adults into militias to protect gun rights. there's a problem solver. you will be shocked to know it's a republican lawmaker jim. he has proposed -- he feared the u.s. supreme court would change the definition of the second amendment and argued that the federal government could never take away people's guns if the idaho constitution
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